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Published on May 14, 2012
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Environmental advocate and former Obama administration advisor Van Jones and performance artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph discuss environment, race, social ecology and collective responsibility. This lecture is titled "At Your Own Risk: What Is To Be Done?". Cathy Cohen, professor of Political Science at the University, joins Jones and Bamuthi's conversation after the performance.
Jones served as green jobs advisor for the Obama administration and is the founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green for All. He held a joint appointment at Princeton University as a distinguished visiting fellow. His book "Rebuild the Dream" is an account of his path to the White House.
Bamuthi is a spoken-word and dance artist and a 2010 recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship. He is the artistic director of the spoken-word theater company the Living Word Project, essayist, and educator.
The event is co-sponsored by portoluz, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the University of Chicago (the College, University Community Service Center, Office of Civic Engagement, Human Rights Program, Office of Sustainability, International House Global Voices Program).